Tue 30 Jun

Lowering alcohol excise duty would be counter to public health policy

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, has today (30 June) called on the government not to follow the calls to reduce alcohol excise and taxes.   The strategic objective of public health policy, since the...


Fri 19 Jun

AAI believes the Programme for Government offers real potential to reduce alcohol harm

• FF, FG & Greens renew commitment to Public Health Alcohol Act and Minimum Unit Pricing   Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, has today (Friday 19th) welcomed the commitments to reducing alcohol harms, outlined...


Fri 19 Jun

Alcohol Action Ireland urge Men to rethink what they drink

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, today (Friday 19th) are the lead partner on Men’s Health Week 2020 and are urging all men, young and old, to take the opportunity to rethink their drinking and...

Costs to Society of Problem Alcohol use In Ireland

Alcohol-related problems cost Ireland an estimated €3.7 billion in 2007, according to the HSE’s report Costs to Society of Problem Alcohol Use in Ireland. Treating alcohol-related injuries and diseases cost the healthcare system an estimated €1.2 billion - around a tenth of the total annual healthcarebudget. Meanwhile, an estimated €1.2 billion of tax payers’ money is spent on dealing with alcohol-related crime including violence and vandalism

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Making an Impression

A report from Alcohol Concern Cymru entitled “Making an impression” shows that children as young as 10-years-old in Wales are more familiar with some leading alcohol brands and adverts than those for popular foods and snacks, demonstrating that alcohol marketing messages are reaching children many years before they are of legal age to buy alcohol.

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Position Paper on Alcohol Treatment Systems and Services

Alcohol Action Ireland’s Position Paper on Alcohol Treatment Systems and Services outlines that there is a compelling need to develop a comprehensive treatment system for those with alcohol problems

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